Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#StorytimeChristmasCountdown Day 15: The Mitten (Tresselt)

The Mitten
by: Alvin Tresselt
Picture Book

A Keeper

This is one library book we ended up adding to our home library.

A classic Ukrainian folktale told to children. I love how the author states this unlikely tale as fact because his grandfather told him it happened - and at the very last says his grandfather never knew what happened to his mitten! Even children understand this technique! The illustrations are both rich and simple. The pages are not busy, but the animals seeking refuge are all clad in traditional Ukrainian garb, and speak civilly to each other.

A charming story with pictures that suit. Recommend.

4 stars

To see other books in the #StorytimeChristmasCountdown Collection, click here.

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